Givenchy vs. French Connection

Whilst on my lunch break yesterday I walked past French Connection on Oxford Street in London and saw a dress in the window which immediately made me think of a similar dress from the Givenchy Spring 2010 collection.

It a similar colour, it drapes the same way and they both have embellished shoulders.

The difference of course will be the price.

French Connection sell their version for £110, whilst the Givenchy dress no doubt cost thousands.

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Who Wore French Connection Better? Katherine Jenkins, Stacey Dash or Olivia Munn

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins first wore this French Connection sequin dress back in October to the “Woman Of The Year Lunch” and I must say I’m not a massive fan.

What is with that messy bouffant and black ribbon? Sack the hair stylist!

I don’t think this particular dress is a great length on Katherine either.

We next saw this dress on Stacey Dash in November who sneaked past security to attend the “Jimmy Choo for H&M” launch party in LA.

She’s got great legs and this dress really does them justice.

I would have liked to see her hair worn up (not a la Katherine though!)

I don’t think this dress needs accessories and the necklace adds nothing to the look.

The shoes don’t really work for me either.

Olivia Munn was the most recent celeb to wear this on the red carpet during the “Up In The Air” premiere in LA.

I love what she’s done with dress.

I wouldn’t have thought a nude shoe would work here but somehow it does.

I like that her hair is pulled back and the make up is subtle.

For me it’s a no brainer – Olivia rocks this sequin dress the best.

You can buy this dress in blue or black from the French Connection website.

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03.12.09

Kayla Ewell Loves French Connection Dresses

It seems that Kayla can’t leave the house without a French Connection dress these days.

Her obsession started in at the beginning of November when she stepped out in the “Elk Dress” and three days later she wore the “Paintbox Dress”.

It’s great that she’s found a brand that she loves but a little more imagination on the red carpet wouldn’t go amiss.

She looks great through and I particularly love her in the emerald “Bonny Dress”.

I think the nude shoes she’s teamed with this dress are stunning and make her legs look like they go on forever.

Speaking of those shoes she’s also worn them with the white dress.

She’s obviously not a girl who’s afraid to be seen in something twice!

Which dress is your favourite?

The Elk Dress, Paintbox Dress, Bow Dress and the Emerald Bonny Dress are all available to buy online.

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Who Wore French Connection Better? Stephanie Pratt or Alexandra Burke

You can’t walk 5 paces in any women’s clothing store without being dazzled by sequins at the moment.

Nothing works better than Christmas parties and sequin mini dresses.

‘The Hills’ star Stephanie Pratt wore this blue French Connection Spirit Catcher dress recently when she attended the US Weekly Hot Hollywood Party in LA.

She paired her mini sparkler with navy blue heels and a matching clutch.

Last years ‘X Factor’ winner Alexandra Burke wore the same dress with open-toe ankle boots this weekend, when she walked the red carpet at the “Cash Money Records party” held at the Royal Exchange Building in London.

As much as I’ve sworn off ankle boots, I think this dress hangs better on Alexandra, so she wins for me.

You can purchase this dress is 3 different colours from French Connection’s website.

If you’re looking for something more festive, you can buy this dress in red in your local French Connection store.

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Who Wore French Connection Better? Katherine Jenkins or Lauren Bosworth

I always love it when celebrities wear high street brands.

Last week we saw Katy Perry and Rihanna battle it out in H&M. This time we have Katherine Jenkins and Lauren Bosworth both wearing French Connection.

Katherine Jenkins looked very pretty in pink when she attended the “Samsung Pink Ribbon Breast Awareness Day” at Westfield Shopping center in London last month.

I wasn’t crazy about her black Trib Two’s, but I did love those stunning silver earrings.

Lauren Bosworth partied with Stephanie Pratt and Lauren Conrad at “Maxim’s Launch Party For Assassin’s Creed II” recently wearing the same dress is black.

I’m sure the ladies had no interest in the computer game, but it gave them all an excuse to dress up.

Lo kept her look very simple by only adding black ankle boots to her look.

I dislike both footwear choices, but I love the bright pink colour on Katherine so she wins for me.

This dress is available to purchase in both pink and black from French Connection’s website.

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04.11.09

Last Night In London

Punchbowl Pub

Helena Christensen was seen leaving Guy Richie’s pub last night looking gorgeous wearing a v-neck Isabel Marant Fall 2009 animal print dress.

She wore her dress with black satin shoes, and kept off the bitter November chill with a grey jacket.

The Terrence Higgins Trust Supper Club

What stands out most from Jacquetta Wheeler’s look is her Temperley London cropped leather studded jacket.

The rest of her look included black pieces studded with gold, from her LBD to her clutch.

At first I thought Heidi Range’s dress was from Victoria Beckham’s Fall 2009 collection, but she is actually wearing a French Connection long sleeved Annie dress.

The Sugababes are known for mostly wearing mini dresses, so this is a refreshing change for Heidi.

Red’s Hot Women Awards

Jo Whiley looked good wearing a Peter Pilotto Fall 2009 skirt, paired with a black blazer, black tee and Gucci triple platform pumps.

Weather Girls get a bad rap, but GMTV’s Andrea McLean has to be one of the most stylish Weather Girls I’ve ever seen.

I’m loving her cropped jumpsuit.

Opening Night of “Calendar Girls”

Kelly Brook’s grey dress looks to be more appropriate for the boudoir than red carpet, but you can’t help falling in love with Kelly as she ALWAYS has a gracious smile on her face despite being knocked time and time again.

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Katherine Jenkins Wears Designer & High Street Brands To Promote Her New Album “Believe”

Katherine Jenkins continues to promote her new album “Believe”.

During her promotion she dazzled in designer dresses, but also made high-street looks we can all afford look amazing.

After she was helicoptered into Swansea, the singer changed out of her Oscar de la Renta dress into a strapless sassy D&G dress to sign her CD for waiting fans.

The floral print dress was less structured on Katherine, as she opted out of the runway belt and paired her dress with tights and Trib Two’s.

The next day she headed to London Westfield shopping centre to greet fans at HMV.

Here she looked beautiful wearing a black Matthew Williamson jewel detailed dress from the Fall 2009 collection without the runway necklace, which I had assumed was part of the dress.

YLS sandals completed the look.

At HMViIn Manchester Katherine opted for a cute strapless black and white printed French Connection Danask sweetheart dress worn with Trib Two’s.

Attending the “Samsung Pink Ribbon Breast Awareness Day” in London, Katherine glowed in a bright pink French Connection Otto frill dress again worn with Trib Two’s.

My favourite looks here are the Matthew Williamson dress, and the pink French Connection dress. Regular readers will guess why.

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